Day 1 was fairly quiet for the New York Yankees in Las Vegas. Day 2 had a lot more promising developments for the Winter Meetings.
Well, with all the developments that happened on Tuesday in Las Vegas, we’re not even sure if Syndergaard will be in pinstripes next season or anywhere besides Flushing.
Rumors flew all day about the potential for a blockbuster trade between the Miami Marlins, New York Mets and Yankees. However, Jon Morosi of MLB Network is reporting that things might not be chugging along quite as smoothly.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) December 11, 2018
Let’s be honest. Trades involving three teams are incredibly difficult to settle on. However, the Yankees have had great success with these in the past when they acquired Didi Gregorius to become their primary shortstop.
The main buzz of the day would be the Yankees expressing interest in moving Miguel Andujar, the rookie who helped lead the team to the playoffs in his 2018 season.
Name to watch with #Yankees: Miguel Andújar. Rival execs tell me and @ByRobertMurray NYY open to moving him. Would make sense as #Marlins’ ask for Realmuto; MIA wants established young MLB player as headliner. Also would line up with NYY pursuit of Machado. Torres could play SS.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 11, 2018
While Andujar has done wonders with his bat, he still is considered a lackluster defender and the Yankees are looking to shore up their infield for next season. However, the Bombers will be taking a huge risk if they are going to trade Andujar to potentially lose out on Manny Machado when another team gives him a monster offer.
But what about pitching from another country? The Yankees also reportedly have their eye on another Japanese import.
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) December 11, 2018
The left-hander has been gaining a lot of attention at the Winter Meetings but if anyone has had success with pitchers from Japan, it’s been the New York Yankees. Their last big signing from across the world was Masahiro Tanaka, and look how that turned out!
Now some final news from the catcher standpoint. Brian Cashman spoke to reporters and determined what everyone would be assuming: Gary Sanchez isn’t losing his job.
Gary Sanchez is expected to be the Yankees’ starting catcher, Brian Cashman reiterates. He has nothing active in pursuit of a starting catcher.
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) December 12, 2018
That’s all from Day 2 of the Winter Meetings. And there’s still more time to go for these general managers to make some major moves. Stay tuned for updates from Las Vegas.